*** Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller

Speaking about awkwardly intimate family memoirs, here’s Leaving Before the Rains Come, the author’s third memoir (I reviewed the others here) and the most personal since it focuses on her own marriage, with many digressions into the colorful history of her father’s family. Although she has lived in Wyoming for years, it seems that much of the stories take place in the South of African of her youth, and where she met her husband.

After her great success publishing her memoirs, it’s interesting to learn how much she struggled to write novels that were never accepted for publication, causing much financial misery for her and her family.


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